Peter Meinhard and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 24 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57.
In 1788, Peter Meinhard and his family moved from Reinwald to Rosenheim.
According to the 1767 census, the Meinhardt family came from the German village of Gedern.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Rm26, Mv2400.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 45.